It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with new iOS and macOS Sierra versions, next-generation iPhones and iPads as well the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus that were announced a couple of days ago.
Earlier this week, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus that feature edge-to-edge AMOLED displays and a bunch of new sensors including the face scanner. Today, a video appeared on the Internet showing the lock screen bypassed using a photo of the registered user of the phone.
Apple has released a new Apple Watch Series 2 commercial that encourages users to “live bright”. In particular, the video shows people doing sports or spending time actively. You can watch the latest ad below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
According to the latest research note from Barclays analysts, all 2017 iPhones will get True Tone displays. The ambient light sensors that are needed for the True Color screen functionality will be manufactured by AMS.
Apple has released three new iPad Pro commercials. They are called “Light and powerful”, “All day battery”, and “All your school stuff”. The ads are available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
Matthew Roberts has shared a new video showing Apple’s new campus called Apple Park several weeks before the grand opening. The drone footage shows that the construction workers do their best to finish the headquarters as soon as possible.
The iFixit team has posted a teardown of the new 9.7-inch iPad. The engineers disassembled the tablet to discover that internally, the device is incredibly similar to the original iPad Air. The specs suggest that Apple released this iPad purely for educational and enterprise purposes. The gadget is rather difficult to repair.
Yesterday, Samsung unveiled new iPhone rivals, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Both handsets feature curved OLED displays and lack physical buttons on front panels. New flagship devices come in two sizes – the smaller model has a 5.8-inch display, and the larger version features a 6.2-inch screen.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone may be called the iPhone Edition, not the iPhone 8 or iPhone X as was predicted earlier. Moreover, the device will feature a brand new design with rear camera located vertically rather than horizontally, Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the back, and a metal, not glass, back panel. The rumor comes from the website called iDrop News, it is based on the information shared by insiders.
According to the latest report from IHS Markit analyst Rhoda Alexander, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will enter early production stages this month. The analyst believes that Apple’s manufacturing partners will start limited production of the tablet that is expected to be announced either in spring, or at WWDC in June, or in the second half of this year.
One day after releasing final versions of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to users worldwide, Apple has seeded first betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers for testing. Both updates contain some bug fixes and minor improvements that make the software more stable. Currently, it’s unknown why Apple has skipped iOS 10.2.1.
According to the latest report from reliable analyst Christopher Rolland, the next-generation Apple Watch will get a SIM card module. Thus, the wearable device will support LTE networks. Moreover, users will be able to answer calls directly from the Apple Watch using the AirPods.
On Monday, Apple released the final version of iOS 10.3 to users worldwide. The latest firmware version contains several new features and a number of stability, security, and performance tweaks.
Apple has just released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to users worldwide. The update is already available on the Mac App Store for those who own a compatible Mac computer. Apart from security, stability, and performance enhancements, the new software version contains a long-awaited feature. Yes, it’s Night Shift.
According to the latest rumor shared by The Verifier (via 9to5Mac), Siri on iOS 11 may support iMessage and be capable of learning from habits and behaviour of users. Adding AI and machine learning capabilities to Apple’s virtual assistant may improve its contextual awareness and functionality, the report suggests.